Announcements - Week of July 29, 2018

Fishes and Loaves


Following the 11 a.m. worship service today the children are invited to a field trip to the VMFA for a scavenger hunt. Two teams will search and discover hidden secrets of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. First team back to “base” will win a prize. Chaperones and transportation arranged. There is no cost involved. Please bring a sack lunch. We will be back to the church at 3:30 p.m. On August 18th from 5 – 8 p.m. there will be a Kids Night Out with tie dyeing, pizza, and super fun games led by Grace Durrett. We will meet in the Social Hall that evening.


Once again we are going to 3 Lakes Park where we were last year. Everyone come join us for fellowship, food, and fun at our Summer Picnic on Sunday, August 19, at 5:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M., located at 3 Lakes Park, Shelter #2, 400 Sausiluta Drive, Henrico, VA, 23227. Maps available. Enjoy a Summer cookout supper with our church providing hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, sodas and water.

If your name begins with:
A -M Please bring a dessert 
N-Z Please bring a side-dish.

Volunteers needed to cook the hamburgers and hot dogs and help with the picnic. Please contact Mary Swing to help and/or information, etc. Rides are available to the Park per request. For your own comfort you may want to bring your own lawn chair. For our youth and others who like to fish (catch and release), our Shelter #2 is located near the Fishing Pier and Lakeshore. Important New Information: Fishing License Required for all 16 years or older. You may purchase your Fishing License from the website of the VA Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. Thanks to Lee Walker for providing reels, fishing poles and worms!


The CROP Walk is a family friendly 3.4 mile walk that links the Richmond community together in solidarity with our neighbors all around the world who have to walk long distances daily for food and water. Sunday, September 16th at 2:00 p.m. at Ginter Park United Methodist Church walk participants will meet at a rally followed by the 3.4 mile walk to fight hunger.To become a walker, organize a walk team, donate online at  Our church team name is GPUMC.


Richmond District UMW 1/2 day trip to Shalom Farms on Saturday morning, August 18. Bus schedule(TBA). Bring bag lunch; drink and dessert provided.


GEMS and Friends invites all of you to join us in two wonderful outings. On August 1 we will go to the Riverside Dinner Theater to enjoy a nice meal and the show ‘A Chorus Line.’ Cost for the trip is $60.00. We will meet at the church at 9:45 am for a 10:00 departure. We anticipate returning about 5:30. Since it is almost August 1, we need reservations immediately if we have not heard from you as of yet. We also need a check made payable to the church for $60.00 with your reservation. On November 27-28 we will travel by bus to Lancaster, PA. Our trip will include stops at the Bird In Hand Market for lunch and shopping. We will take a 2-3 hour tour of Amish Country with a Mennonite guide who will share a lot of very insightful information about the Amish including their history, customs, faith, etc. The tour will include stops at some Amish farms, food shops etc. We will enjoy a wonderful smorgasbord at the Bird In Hand Family Restaurant. We will go to a spectacular show ‘Jesus,’ at the Sight and Sound Theater and a stop at the Kettle Kitchen Village. The total cost of $245.00 includes ticket to Sight and Sound performance, bus transportation, one dinner, the Amish Tour, and overnight accommodations at Best Western Motel. Costs on your own include two lunches, snacks, and shopping. We need reservations ASAP and the trip will be filled on a first come first served basis before we open it to other area churches. We are asking for A $100.00 deposit made out to the church with your reservations. This will be an exciting trip!!!!


Your food pantry is always in need of paper grocery bags with handles. We recently ran low and had to purchase these bags at a cost of 15.64 cents per bag. Please save your grocery bags and ask your friends and neighbors to do the same. We can also use plastic bags; however, the paper bags with handles are a necessity. You can leave them on the table outside of the food pantry (Burchette Room) as you come in from the parking lot. Thank you for your support of your food pantry.


Due to a reduction in the allocation of USDA food for this month, our food pantry will not receive any canned goods from FeedMore in July. While our inventory is good at present, we anticipate running short on some items by the end of the month. Therefore, we are requesting donations of canned vegetables such as green peas and beans. In addition, we always need paper grocery bags with handles and plastic bags. Our food pantry typically serves approximately 400 family units each month. Thank you for your support.


Ginter Park United Methodist Church
This Week’s Events

Sunday, July 29th

Chancel Choir Rehearsal - 9:00 A.M. - Choir Room
Nursery 9:30 A.M. – 12:15 P.M. - Nursery
Worship Services - 9:30 A.M./11 A.M. - Social Hall/Sanctuary
Sunday School (children) - 9:40 A.M. - Education Bldg.
Fellowship Time - 10:30 A.M. - Social Hall
Children’s Church - 11:15 A.M. - Education Bldg.
Second Cup of Coffee Class -11:00 A.M. - Scott-Walford

Wednesday, August 1st

Food Pantry/Clothes Closet - 10:00 A.M. – Noon - Friendly-Burchette
GEMS to Riverside Theater - 9:45 A.M. – 5:30 P.M. - Fredericksburg

Joys & Concerns

Our prayers are with Joyce Roberts, Uncle Larry Duncan, and his wife, Aunt Brenda (Family to Liz Turner), Michelle Ludlow (client of Mary Liz Kehoe), Judy Wilkinson, Jane Whitlow, Ed Walton (Joyce Roberts’ son), Cindy White, Ron Davis, Jennifer Maitland, Isabelle Brown, Michelle Stoll.

Our Stewardship last week:

Worship Attendance

General Fund Giving:$1,350 Weekly Budget Need: $4,722

Capital Campaign Fund: $168,214.98

Expenditure: Boiler $108,690 Required: $76,347 for organ repairs